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order gives them a chance at a fair hearing. >> these bad judges in california, they have to be overruled and corrected and i'm very pleased what the supreme court has said that they'll take the face the high court's announcement comes at a time when the public opinion appears to be changing. after the election, nine states have authorized same sex marriage. still at issue are benefits but the supreme court says they will also determine whether the government can deny benefits they took a federal case and a state case, it's going to be the big constitutional question. >> this law professor says if there's a swing vote o on the court, it's justice roberts. >> he's from a different generation. he's in a cultural sense, he's working with talented gay lawyers his entire career. he e knows gay people can raise children. >> and it was not revealed what justices voted to hear the case. arguments are expected to be heard in the spring with a ruling scheduled for june. >> governor jerry brown attended an event in oak lands where he made a brief comment o on the the decision o t
. the california highway patrol said the slide washed out earth underneath the roadway. >>> a new report says dangerous carcinogens have been detected. ktvu's jade hernandez is live to tell us why retailers are being taken to court. >> this is one of the products that contain as high level of cancer causing flame retardant. it is just one project with a foam pad sold at target. >> reporter: these new parents trust the stores and companies where they buy their baby products. >> there is a sense of implied protection. >> reporter: but today they said they are headed to court and taking big named retailers with them. >> you don't need chemicals to make children's products safe. your demand is to take out the toxic chemicals and not replace them with some other chemical cousin. >> reporter: they tested products for cancer causing flame retardants. only 5 items contained safe levels. the law requires foam inside furniture to with stand a flame for 12 seconds. pushing companies to use high levels. >> the highest level in human bodies are in california. the highest levels in california are in babies
. >>> other leaders reacting throughout the day about this shooting. both of california senators were quick to send out statements this first one from senator dianne feinstein. she said quote i am horrified and incensed by today's tragedy in connecticut. these massacres don't seem to stop, they continue on and on. and governor barbara boxer says, this touches us all so deeply. and it is long past time that we enacted sensible gun laws and school safety legislation. >>> whenever there's a tragedy like this the debate over gun control heats up. coming up in less than 10 minutes a look at this case and california laws when it comes to guns. >> we want to know go live to newton connecticut, maribel aber is there. it's a little after 9:00 in the evening. it's been a long and difficult day. maribel can you giver -- give us an idea of what's happening in the community right now. >> hi gasia and ken. >> reporter: it's definitely a somber mood right now. if you don't know newtown is about an hour away from new york city. and to paint the picture here i mean it's an idealic town. behind me is trees.
restriction in california. >> in light of the connecticut shooting this is an appropriate way of dealing with a tragedy that i hope will never happen again. >> leland yee says he will reintroduce a bill to outlaw bullet buttons that enable the quick reloading of magazines. it would close a loophole in the assault weapons bans. he favors back ground checks but not more restrictions on the weapons themselves. >> we want people without issues to have a gun. >> leland yee introduced a similar bill in wake of the shooting in colorado but it failed to pass. the massacre is shedding new light on the issue of mental health, coming up the explore of more treatment. >>> a fam elin san francisco is real -- family in san francisco is reeling after a home invasion robbery. three men broke into a home about 2:00 a.m. this morning. police say the men bound 5 family members and ran stacked the home -- ransacked the home. >> this is one of those incidents that happened very quickly. >> nobody was hurt but they got away with $500 in cash and jewelry. >>> san francisco police are investigating the death of
era in california and the beginning of a new and better era. >> reporter: democrats celebrated. republican still have a voice but no power. >> some call us the super minority party. >> reporter: republicans say they will serve as watch dogs. democrats can raise taxes and more without republican votes. >> this historic super majority and we intend to use it purposely, with purpose, with humility. and with great strength. >> reporter: democrats haven't outlined an agenda but he is proposing a bold change to the proposition 13, to make it easier for voters to raise their own property taxes. >> it allows voters to be able to reinvest in a very under funded educational system. >> more details now. 7 of the 38 represent the bay area. all but one are democrats. jerry hill is leaving his seat to become a state senator. he will over see district 13. >>> the founder of mcafee said he left belize. a reporter spoke to john mcafee and asked him if the accusations are true, that he killed his neighborhood. >> reporter: did you kill him -- killed his neighbor? >> reporter: did you kill him? >
>>> good evening. >> and we begin tonight with breaking news from southern california. students at cal state fulleron erton in orange county are being told to stay indoors. police are searching for four people involved in an armed robbery. one local television station is quoting a student from saying the police started coming through the school with pretty big guns and told us to either leave the campus or stay indoor with our doors locked. now all of this started with a jewelry store robbery and they think -- here's a map here, started in the valley and they think now that four of the five are involved. they think they may be there. one suspect is in custody burt again the four still on the loose and they may be at cal state fullerton. the headline at this hour, cal state locked down as police search for four armed robbery suspects. >> in just the last 20 minutes we spoke with governor jerry brown's office about the governor's ability to fulfill his official duties now that he's undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. rita williams joins us now live with what she learned abou
been seized by prohibited persons in california. today we met a first time gun buyer. >> responsibility of the owners and their mental health is a huge concern. >> reporter: do you have a gun? >> no. >> reporter: she says she supports the president wanting to improve mental health resources and create stricter gun laws. >> it is scary out there. >> they are hot right now. >> reporter: on the president gun parole push. -- gun push. >> i think the pressure is high on him to do something. >> reporter: just like president obama said today those we spoke to wanted to emphasize the majority of gun owners in america are responsible. mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. [ singing ] >>> more than 200 people gathered to pray and pay tribute today. today's mass was dedicated to the sandy hook elementary school shooting victims. choir students sang before and after the services and the archbishop placed a wreath for those killed. >>> a u.s. marine is spending his days on guard. he is volunteering to stand outside a elementary school. the principal is happy to have him there. he is in the reserves afte
the problem. >> reporter: >> there are already some schools in california that have armed guards on campuses. among them school districts in oakland, san francisco, san jose and west contra costa. you can join the conversation if you like. ktvu viewers are debating the proposal. tell us what you think. we'd like to hear. look for ktvu channel 2 on facebook. >>> the nra also took aim at violent video games today. john fowler is talking to mental health professionals about the conflicting research on that issue. >> christmas is now just four days away. rob roth is live in san francisco where he talked with two charities trying to make this holiday a little brighter for those in need. >> reporter: we're inside glide church. we think we just found santa's secret stash. there are more than 8000 toys here sorted out depending on age and boy or girl. volunteers are expecting to give out these toys beginning tomorrow morning. volunteers unloaded the toys by the truckload earlier this afternoon. they will go to needy children who otherwise night not get any presents for christmas. they have come by a
by an arizona group to a california political committee. >> a holiday give away that salvation army in san francisco. new at 6:00 p.m., ktvu's cara liu is in the city with the thing that makes this event different from others. >> the program is the adoptive family program. i have a family here. they are taking a look at their gifts right now from the salvation army, opening them up. christmas presents a few days before. >> reporter: it is set up like a holiday toy store. parents shopping for their kids. but no money here. >> watch and a grift card. >> reporter: he knows times are tough and will be surprised to find present christmas morning. >> don't have money to buy. good the salvation army is giving toys for the kids. it will make my kids happy. >> reporter: according to the salvation army the toy give away differs to most because they cater to teens as well as little ones. >> we believe christmas doesn't end at the age of 12 and it is hard for a low low income teen, they don't always get gifts they are excited about. >> the toy and joy shop is meaningful to laree who runs the program
after that report is complete. >>> at least a dozen california lawmakers billed the state for repairs or upgrades to their state-provided cars then later bought those vehicles. an ap report finds that some lawmakers used taxpayer dollars to repair those cars shortly before they bought them as their personal vehicles. for example, former republican senate leader bob dutton spent almost 6 thousand taxpayer dollars to repair his 2005 chevy tahoe and democratic senator of san le yan droe. >>> bay area animal shelters say they are absolutely overwhelmed with cats and dogs right now, so much so that they're practically giving them away. new at 6:00 live in san jose with a new tactic to fight the overcrowding this christmas season. eric. >> frank, this little guy right here is christopher. he's a three-year-old chi wau wau mix and this shelter had reduced his adoption fee to just $12 because it simply can't keep up with the number of dogs dropped off or abandoned this time of year. >> inside the san jose animal kier center, there's a lot of love for these dogs, but not nearly enough room. >>
. >>> the passage of proposition 30 gave governor brown the extra money he wanted for california schools. now he's working on a proposal to differencevy up the funds. eats work -- divvy up the funds. >> he wants to return more accountability, authority and decision-making down to local school districts because teachers, administrators and parents have a better sense of what their local priority are than people here in sacramento do. >> the governor's proposal will be included in his new budget set to be released next month. >>> california is losing out on federal vouchers provided from the no child left behind law. according to a report in the san jose perkry news, the state was notified last friday. it requires yearly improvements in test scores and punishes districts that don't achieve the goals. state educators say the goal is realistic. . >>> adoptions between american families and russian children could soon end. now that russia's president is expected to sign a bill into law by the end of the week. ktvu's mike mibach is live in the newsroom with the effect it's having on one young woman. >
of california to help them build sustainable programs that are going to help with these populations. >> reporter: the hass family has also donated an extra $300,000. they say that money is also going to go to support services for undocumented immigrants. we're live tonight in berkeley. sal castaneda, ktvu. >>> a new federal report is questioning whether two surgeons contributed to the death of at least one patient. the investigation was launched after surgeons introduced bacteria into the open head wounds of three patients back in 2010. the centers for medicare and medicaid services report says that patients were sickened by a type of live bowel bacteria. the agency could block the hospital from receiving medicare and medicaid funding according to the sacramento bee. >>> we're learning more about an explosive device discovered at a bay area elementary school. >> you have kids here and you're worried because you're a parent. >> i'm tracking a storm rolling into the bay area just hours from now. the detailed time frame on showers and a dramatic temperature drop. >> the letter detailing how a schoo
injured. the cause of the accident is under investigation. >>> california law enforcement is reporting an uptick in drunk driving arrests. 1,170 people were arrested for dui statewide compared to 980 in 2011. and 39 people died compared to 14 last year. in the bay area, 165 people people were arrest -- people were arrested. last year 188 arrests were made and no fatalities. they will beef up patrols again friday through tuesday. >>> the man who commanded -- general norman schwarzkopf has died. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. he retired in 1992. he rejected calls to run for office. he was 78 years old. >>> president obama cut his hawaii vacation short and returned to washington, d.c. today to try to avoid the so- called it can it can. the perez -- so-called fiscal cliff. the president is expected to meet with leaders tomorrow and congress will conseen a special sunday -- convene a special sunday session. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is here with a look at the building angwer washington, especially -- anger w
that california's ban on gay conversion therapy can take effect january 1. the law forbids licensed therapists from trying to change the sexual orientation of minors. today a u.s. district judge in sacramento found opponents of the ban are unlikely to prove the law violates their civil rights. the plaintiffs say they'll appeal. >> they want tone sure that people who want their professional help are able to seek that out. >> in another lawsuit a federal judge ruled yesterday that two therapists and a student should be exempt from the law while their case is brogue heard. >>> so the south bay where a massive pot grow was discovered inside a home today. we have exclusive video from inside. we're live from san jose police headquarters where officers are still investigating. >> reporter: in the last couple of minutes, i checked with one of the investigators. he says they're still following up leads to find out who is responsible. as we discovered today, the owners of this home seemed just as stunned as anyone else. >> oh, my god. oh, my god. >> only we were there this afternoon as one of the owners
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